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Wednesday is for Women Warriors–Hattie McDaniel couldn’t accept her Academy Award because of Jim Crow Laws

http://www.biography.com/people/hattie-mcdaniel-38433/videos/hattie-mcdaniel-mini-biography-54734915669
The first black woman to win an Academy Award–for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind

 

 

“I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry,” she said when she accepted the award.
Hattie McDaniel with her Oscar

Hattie McDaniel couldn’t attend the ceremony to accept her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With the Wind because of Jim Crow Laws!

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